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[IP] Re: Mom feels BAD!
You're only human. At least you caught your mistake and have probably
learned from it. We've all done "stupid" things. I've had D for 18 years.
When I was on shots, I forgot twice to take my injection in the morning and
was 400 and nauseated by midafternoon. And after starting the pump, I
foolishly turned off the sound (I was running a temp basal and did not want
to make "beeps" during my daughter's First Reconciliation ceremony at
church.) Anyway, the next day I turned the pump to "stop" mode to reprogram
a basal rate, got a phone call and forgot to put it back in "run" mode. If
I hadn't turned off the beeps, I would have instantly been alerted to the
fact that my pump was in stop mode. To make matters worse, I was basal
testing, so I was skipping lunch that day. If I had tried to bolus, I would
also have been alerted to the fact that my pump was in stop mode. I was
testing every hour or so because I was basal testing, but my blood sugars
didn't get that high. After three and a half hours in stop, I was only 150.
But after five hours I was ready to vomit, my blood sugar was 300+, and when
I tested I had "large" amounts of ketones in my urine. It took a ton of
insulin to get myself back in the normal range because of the ketones. Boy
did I feel stupid! What lesson did I learn? Who cares if you make a few
beeps in church or anywhere. Those beeps are a necessary backup to an all
too common problem - human error!
We all make mistakes and there's no point beating yourself up about it.
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